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MM reporter James Daley wins award

Money Marketing investment reporter James Daley has won Friends Ivory & Sime Venture Capital personal finance journalist of the year. Daley, 23, beat national journalists to the prize which was presented by Patricia Hewitt, MP, minister for small business and e-commerce. This is the first year of the competition which makes awards to journalists who further the knowledge and promote the concept of VCTs to investors.


Save now or pay later

We all know that considerable saving commitment is required for life&#39s longest holiday.But very few individuals in occupational pension schemes make full use of the 15 per cent annual limit on pension contributions. Most occupational pension schemes will deduct 5-6 per cent gross salary as a basic contribution, leaving many individuals with significant scope to […]

iShares bring in new US-style fund

iShares – IFTSE Tmt Type: Exchange traded fund. Aim: Growth by investing in technology, media and telecoms companies. Minimum investment: Negotiable with stockbrokers. Maximum investment: None. Investment split: Media 35 per cent, telecoms 25 per cent, IT 26 per cent, software and computer services 14 per cent. Place of registration: Dublin. Isa link: Yes. Pep […]

No need for IFAs to panic

DBS Management chairman Ken Davy on why the Treasury and the FSA have got it wrongIn the TV comedy Dad&#39s Army, Corporal Jones could always be relied upon to panic at the slightest event.His cries of “Don&#39t panic, don&#39t panic” were a sign that something was not quite as it should be rather than a […]

Building Society Association releases September figures

Building Society gross advances were £2,219 last month, up from £2,168 m in September according to figures released by the Building Societies Association. But net advances fell to £803m from £841m in the same period. Loan approvals also fell to £2,227m from £2,284m. and new savings were down to £845 million from £937m. Building Societies […]

Graphic Content – August

Given the release of employment data from the US on 5 August, we wanted to focus on employment data in this month’s Graphic Content. The Graphic Content below shows us that young and middle-aged workers were hit the hardest by the Great Recession and have never caught up. Since the job market started to recover […]


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